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  1. Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 10


    How to: Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 10


    If your Windows 10 PC (ex: laptop) has a built-in touchpad, you may want to enable or disable on demand.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the touchpad in Windows 10.

    The TouchPad settings will vary from one device and driver to another, so you may not have some settings or your settings may be different than in this tutorial.

    If you have something different, then please post screenshots. I'll be happy to include it in the tutorial for others.



    Contents
    • Option One: Double Tap to Enable or Disable Touchpad
    • Option Two: Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected
    • Option Three: Enable or Disable Touchpad using Keyboard Shortcut
    • Option Four: Enable or Disable Touchpad in Touchpad Settings
    • Option Five: Enable or Disable Touchpad for some ThinkPad, IdeaPad, Lenovo Laptops





    OPTION ONE [/i] Double Tap to Enable or Disable Touchpad
    1 If the Double Tap To Enable or Disable TouchPad setting is enabled, you can double tap on the corner zone (top left) of the touchpad to enable or disable the touchpad as wanted.




    OPTION TWO [/i] Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected
    1 If the Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing device is attached setting is enabled, the touchpad will automatically be disabled when a mouse is connected and automatically enable the touchpad when the mouse is disconnected.




    OPTION THREE [/i] Enable or Disable Touchpad using Keyboard Shortcut
    1 Some devices may have a F5 or F6 function key available allowing you to press Fn plus the function key to enable or disable the touchpad as wanted.

    The exact function key will vary per device if even available. Some devices may have a switch to toggle instead.


    Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 [​IMG]





    OPTION FOUR [/i] Enable or Disable Touchpad in Touchpad Settings
    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Devices icon.

    2 Click/tap on Touchpad on the left side, and click/tap on the Additional settings link under Related settings on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3 Do step 4 (disable) or step 5 (enable) below for what you want to do.


    4. To Disable Touchpad
    A) In the ClickPad Settings tab (name may vary), click/tap on the ClickPad Disable button (name may vary). (see screenshots below)

    Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    B) Click/tap on OK to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    C) Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    5. To Enable Touchpad
    A) In the ClickPad Settings tab (name may vary), click/tap on the ClickPad Enable button (name may vary), and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 [​IMG]





    OPTION FIVE [/i] Enable or Disable Touchpad for some ThinkPad, IdeaPad, Lenovo Laptops
    1 Source: How to enable and disable your touchpad for ThinkPad, IdeaPad, Lenovo Laptops - US



    That's it,
    Shawn


    Related Tutorials

    :)
     
    CubularMonoxide, Jul 26, 2018
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  2. Ralph Sta Win User

    disable touchpad

    Hi Donna,

    Disabling touchpad will depend on the make and model of your Laptop. Some models would have its own button that would allow you to disable/enable the touchpad from the keyboard. Other models would also have settings from its own driver software that would
    allow you to toggle it on/off. Since you've mentioned that your laptop is Dell, may we know the specific model?

    However, if you have other pointing device to connect on your laptop (like a mouse), you can disable the touchpad through Windows settings by following these steps:

    • On your keyboard, press Windows + I.
    • Click Devices.
    • Choose Touchpad.
    • Uncheck Leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected.

    After performing the steps above, your touchpad will be disabled until you disconnect the other pointing device.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Regards.
     
    Ralph Sta, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. win 10 disable touchpad

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. I understand the inconvenience you are facing. I will certainly help you with this.

    You can disable the touchpad pressing the FN key + (F1 – F10) (check the laptop user manual to find the Disable/enable touchpad function key).

    You can also disable the touchpad using Device manager. To do so kindly follow the below given steps and check if it works:

    • Press “Windows key + X” and click on “Device Manager”.
    • In the list of devices, you should see the touchpad drivers.
    • Right click on the device and then select "Disable".


    Hope this information helps. Post back with updated issue details for further help.

    Thank you.
     
    Parth P Patel, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Anne Ros Win User

    Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 10

    Disabling touchpad gestures in Windows 10

    Hi Andrzej,

    Precision touchpad is one of the improvements recently brought to Windows 10 to support touch gestures. Is you device running on Windows Creators Update? If yes, follow the steps below to disable touchpad:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Select Ease of Access.
    • Click Touchpad.
    • Under Touchpad, toggle the switch on or off.
    • You can also uncheck the box beside Leave touchpad on the when a mouse is connectedoption to disable it when you use a traditional mouse.
    Once done with the steps above, check if the issue will persist.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Anne Ros, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. Yaqub K Win User
    Disabling Synaptic touchpad in Windows 10, and why it won't stay disabled. For a left handed person, it is disruptive.

    Hi,

    If you wish to disable your touchpad, I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below.

    • Press Windows Key +X.
    • Select Device manager.
    • Expand Mice and other pointing devices.
    • Right click on Synaptic touchpad driver and select Disable.
    • Click OK to confirm and check with the issue.

    Please reply us with the status to assist you further.
     
    Yaqub K, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. disable touchpad

    Hi James,

    Touchpad is usually disabled and re-enabled by pressing the Fn and either
    F3 or F9 keys, but that depends on the laptop that you have. Each brand have its own shortcut keys. However, you can disable the touchpad from the Settings page. Follow these steps:

    1. Open Settings > Devices.
    2. In the left pane, click Touchpad.
    3. To completely disable the touchpad, toggle off Touchpad.
    4. If you only want to disable the touchpad when an external mouse is connected, check the box for
      Leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected option.

    Let me know if you need further help so I can assist you.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, Oct 27, 2019
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